Artist: Phum Viphurit
Genre: Indie Pop
Wandering the streets all through the night
Searching for the one to make me right
Wondering if she’s the shade of you
And if so, should I try to see it through
Darling, I got my trust issues
Warning, you stay away
If we meet at the rendezvous
Take me away, Sunray
Got a crush you want to serenade to impress? Or on someone with a good taste in music? Don’t worry, I’ve got your back with this song.
Viphurit “Phum” Siritip is a 23-year-old Thai singer, who moved to New Zealand at the age of 9. As a result, he chose to make songs in English. With the braces and the good-guy charm, Phum has managed to acquire 30 million views on his most popular song ‘Lover Boy’. The song is a part of his prospective 2nd album, probably releasing in 2019.
‘Lover Boy’ is a happy-go-lucky song that can cheer any gloomy person up; with the enthusiastic beats, the chipper aura, and the striking electric guitar, the song reminds one of lovely summer evenings with festive lights hung everywhere, much like the location of the song. Set along the beaches of Pattaya, Chonburi, a beachside city not too far from Bangkok, the song aptly captures the essence of a tune to play on a bonfire night with a bunch of your closest friends, and the person you’re in love with. I will take a moment to appreciate the quality of the film: stunning, vibrant and visually appealing. The lights used, further enhance a person’s mood, ridding him/her of the day’s stress for good. Moreover, Phum’s innocent and endearing face gives the entire video a rather schoolboyish charm.
Speaking of the song, Phum’s airy voice is a comparison to not a lot of other artists’ in the industry; it’s eccentric and absolutely delightful. His exaggerated pronunciations of every word is nothing but adorable. The playfulness has been brought out both in the music video and the song, as he serenades the pretty chick who can’t stop touching her hair enough. The song has been written from an admirer’s point of view; he’s got trust issues, and has suffered a great deal, but is hoping the girl is similar to him. Our lover boy is confident with his guitar skills, and has decided to go minimalistic on the lyrics, which has worked out great for him, considering how the song’s become one of the most popular indie songs of 2018.